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Active in South America

Icebergs in a Patagonian glacial lake.

South America

The chills are alive

Ute Junker Ute Junker tackles the ultimate off-season adventure walk: winter in Patagonia.

Peru

Gods' own country

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Ben Groundwater encounters wrath and luxury on an alternative path to Machu Picchu.

Chile

A massif attraction

Lake Pehoe at Torres del Payne National Park.

Andrew Bain treks into Chilean Patagonia's Torres del Paine National Park to view its glacier, lake and needle-sharp peaks.

Galapagos

Wildlife wonderland

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Craig Platt Craig Platt steps into a wildlife documentary and encounters the abundant, unaffected and unique creatures of the Galapagos Islands.

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Ball ban: Rio's beach crackdown

Under rules aimed at bringing order to Rio's famous beaches, ball games are among the undesirable activities being curtailed or banned as the city that will host a World Cup and Olympics within seven years seeks to clean up its act.

Rio de Janeiro is cracking down on beach behaviour ahead of 2016 Olympics, including banning ball games.

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